Ceredigion Museum

Interior of a theatre which ahs been converted into a museum gallery
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Ceredigion Museum is housed in a restored Edwardian Theatre. It has been described as 'one of the most beautiful museum interiors in Britain'.

Ceredigion Museum is a vibrant, welcoming institution which through well thought out displays and exhibitions attempts to deepen the understanding of the history and culture of the county to the people of Ceredigion and its visitors.

We make accessible our collections and information about them, which we hold in trust for the community we serve.
This is achieved by collecting, documenting, preserving and interpreting material evidence of Ceredigion's past for the public benefit.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00

Closed: Christmas week

Admission charges

Admission free

The museum displays objects of all ages from the county of Ceredigion (Cardiganshire). Most of the displays are of the Victorian period and later

Collection details

Social History, Costume and Textiles, Archaeology, Agriculture

Key artists and exhibits

  • The museum has a large collection of oil paintings by Alfred Worthington,1835-1925. There is also a fine collection of taxidermy by the Hutchings family of Aberystwyth who worked between the 1860s and 1942.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Hope in the Great War

Hope in the Great War

  • 21 April — 30 June 2018

Hope in the Great War tells the wartime story of six heroic RNLI rescues, through family friendly, interactive displays.
See the First World War through the eyes of those living on the coast of the UK and Ireland and honour the courage of RNLI rescuers and survivors. The exhibition will also show objects and stories from the local RNLI heroes of Ceredigion’s coast, including the John and Naomi Beattie lifeboat.
5 May, 2pm
Everyone welcome at the opening of the exhibition Hope in the Great War.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Making a Splash

  • 14 July — 13 October 2018

Celebrating the 'Year of the Sea', this exhibition take s a nostalgic look at the customs and eccentricities that characterise the nation's relationship with the seaside.

Puppet shows, donkey rides, deck chairs, swim wear, seagulls, ice-cream, fish 'n' chips; rediscover how we spent our private leisure time in such a public arena, whatever the weather.

Visitors will have the chance to dress up, take family snaps and create their own postcards as a souvenir of their visit

Suitable for

  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Aber Shorts

Aber Shorts

  • 20 April 2018 From 6pm

Bringing together a collage of short films, Aber Shorts showcases showcases the work of filmmakers from Aberystwyth and Wales. Want to show your film as part of the event?
Contact, aber.shorts@mail.com

Suitable for

  • Any age
Carreg Bica

Carreg Bica

  • 11 May 2018 From 7pm

Carreg Bica are friends and neighbours who live
on either side of the river Teifi. Working with
the inherited music of their environs and the
intertwined textures of their instruments, they
explore the musical possibilities of native melody.
From ancient to modern, the tunes themselves
range from plangent airs to joyful jigs.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Full Price: £10
Concession: £8

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

  • 18 May 2018 From 7pm

Marking the centenary of the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front follows a group of enthusiastic German youths who eagerly go off fight in WW1 but soon discover the horrors of combat. Considered to be one of the most powerful war movies of all time.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Full Price: £6
Concession: £5

Adventures in the Screen Trade

Adventures in the Screen Trade: An Evening with Deborah Moggach

  • 25 May 2018 From 7pm

Deborah Moggach will delve into the exciting
and sometimes rocky world of Hollywood
screen writing. Known for her film adaptation
of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and
for adapting her own books into films, such
as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and the
movie saga Tulip Fever, the evening will be an
eye opening insight into Deborah’s writing
life. Her books will be available to buy in the
shop. In association with Hay Festival.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Full Price: £8
Concession: £6

Walking Aberystwyth with John Weston

  • 6 June 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 13 June 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 20 June 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 27 June 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 18 July 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 25 July 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 8 August 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 15 August 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 22 August 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 29 August 2018 10:30am-12pm

Discover Aberystwyth through the ages with local enthusiast John Weston. Starting and ending in the Museum Auditorium, Walking Aberystwyth will take you in a journey through Aberystwyth's buildings, people and history from 1277 until today.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Birds - Writing Workshop

  • 10 June 2018 10am-3pm

Beginners and experienced writers alike are invited to join playwright Lucy Gough for a writing workshop on the theme of birds.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Francine Stock's Films from our Past

  • 6 July 2018 From 7pm

Francine Stock, presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme, delves into the Coliseum's film archive to choose four iconic films from our cinema history.

Alongside Aberystwyth University's Jamie Terrill, Francine will discuss each film in context with film clip. Her chosen films will be screened in the museum in Autumn. In association with Hay Festival.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Full Price: £8
Concession: £6

Ceredigion Museum
Terrace Road
SY23 2AQ


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